You’d think Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb would have been excited or at least happy, after helping seal last night’s win over the Giants.
But first, he had to make sure he was animate.
The veteran wide receiver secured the win with a catch just before the two-minute warning, getting down in bounds, but taking a hard shot in the process from Giants safety Landon Collins, getting doubled over.
“Got folded up like a lawn chair,” Cobb said, via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I laid there for a second. Then I turned over and, like, I had 15 faces in front of me. So I thought I had died or something. They kind of scared me more than anything. Yeah, I took a shot, and it hurt, but whenever I saw everybody standing around me, I thought I had died. And then I felt, I saw I could move my fingers and my feet. So I knew it was all right.”
So were the Packers. It was the final catch of a nine-reception, 108-yard night, the best game he’s had in some time. But his quarterback wasn’t surprised.
“He’s an extremely tough, tough individual,” Aaron Rodgers said. “He’s an incredible teammate, and I’m really proud to call him a friend. He played his butt off today. I mean, he was excellent. Took some shots, took a shot on the should-have-been touchdown, and took a shot there at the end.”
Cobb admitted he was still hurting, and would get his neck checked out today. But he passed a concussion test after the game, and thankfully, isn’t furniture.